Gordon R. Chambers


 | Vancouver

Gordon Chambers* is a partner in the Mining Group at Cassels. Gordon advises on all aspects of securities law, including public and private offerings of securities, mergers and acquisitions (including takeover bids and going private transactions) and continuous disclosure and other ongoing regulatory requirements applicable to public companies. He also advises special committees of boards of directors. Gordon acts for a wide range of clients in diverse industries. He focuses on corporate finance for mining companies and has extensive experience advising dual-listed issuers. Gordon has acted for mining issuers, forestry companies, financial institutions and industrial issuers. He has served as the independent chair for contested shareholder meetings and has been a director of three public companies.

Gordon has been quoted in the media as an expert on a myriad of topics, including natural resource transactions, proxy contests, shareholders, and reporting standards in many authoritative publications including the National Post, Business in Vancouver and Lexpert.

He is also a prolific speaker, having presented on many topics over the years including building effective boards, the Extractive Sector Transparency Measures Act, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements, hostile takeovers, shareholder activism, and anti-corruption and foreign practices.

*denotes Law Corporation

  • Best Lawyers in Canada (Corporate, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining, Securities)
  • Best Lawyers in Canada, Lawyer of the Year (Mining Law – Vancouver) (2016)
  • Canadian Legal Lexpert Directory (Corporate Commercial, Corporate Finance & Securities, Mergers & Acquisitions, Mining)
  • Chambers Australia (Energy & Natural Resources, Expert Based Abroad)
  • Chambers Canada (Mining, Corporate/Commercial: BC)
  • Chambers Global (Mining, Foreign Expert: Australia)
  • IFLR1000 (Capital Markets and M&A)
  • Legal 500 Canada (Corporate and M&A, Energy & Mining)
  • Lexpert/American Lawyer Guide to the Leading 500 Lawyers in Canada (Corporate Finance; Mining)
  • Lexpert Guide to the Leading US/Canada Cross-Border Corporate Lawyers in Canada
  • Lexpert Special Edition, Finance and M&A
  • Lexpert Special Edition, Global Mining
  • Martindale Hubbell, Distinguished™ Rating
  • Who’s Who Legal: Mining
  • Who’s Who Legal: Canada (Mining)
  • “Respected throughout the industry.” – Chambers Global (Mining)
  • “He’s an exceptionally responsive and commercially oriented lawyer.” – Chambers Global (Mining)
  • “He has worked in many jurisdictions, and is able to see the big picture.” – Chambers Global (Mining)
  • “Very capable and experienced.”– Chambers Canada (Mining)
  • “A popular choice among dual-listed companies.”– Chambers Global (Mining)
  • “Seasoned practitioner in the mining space.” – Chambers Global (Mining)
  • LL.B., University of Toronto, 1986
  • B.Comm., University of Calgary, 1983
  • British Columbia, 1987
  • British Columbia Securities Commission, Former Member, Securities Legal Advisory Committee
  • Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada
  • Toronto Stock Exchange Listings Advisory Committee
  • Vancouver Stock Exchange, Former Member, Securities Advisory Committee